Precious Memories

Written by: Charles Sides

They were so precious and they were so fine 
Those pentacles of life, now lost in time

Try hard to remember what it was like
The first time you held the string of a kite

The first fish you caught; remember that tug
Or when someone special gave you a hug

Think back, remember that very first kiss
Stirred emotions you didn’t know exist

Recall young love when everything’s new
Sex in the back seat of a car or two?

Strange feelings and thoughts that went through your head
When you find out parenthood lies ahead

How proud, how happy, how scared you both were
Holding your firstborn, whether him or her

These feelings can never be felt again
Still precious memories will always remain